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The Armenians in the Medieval Islamic World
The Arab Period in Armnyahseventh to Eleventh Centuries

ISBN 9781138515390
Published September 28, 2017 by Routledge
235 Pages

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Book Description

In this first of a massive three-volume work, Seta B. Dadoyan studies the Armenian experience in the medieval Islamic world and takes the reader through hitherto undiscovered paradigmatic cases of interaction with other populations in the region. Being an Armenian, Dadoyan argues, means having an ethnic ancestry laden with narratives drawn from the vast historic Armenian habitat.

Contradictory trends went into the making of Armenian history, yet most narratives fail to reflect this rich texture. Linking Armenian-Islamic history is one way of dealing with the problem. Dadoyan's concern is also to outline revolutionary elements in the making of Armenian ideologies and politics. This extensive work captures the multidimensional nature of the Armenian experience in the medieval Islamic world.

The author holds that every piece of literature, including historical writing, is an artifact. It is a composition of many elements arranged in certain forms: order, sequence, proportion, detail, intensity, etc. The author has composed and arranged the larger subjects and their sub-themes in such a way as to create an open, dynamic continuity to Armenian history that is intellectually intriguing, aesthetically appealing, and close to lived experiences.

Table of Contents

Contents of Forthcoming Volumes in This Series
Transliteration Tables
I. Armenian Historiography and the
Book as an Argument
II. Introduction to Volume One
1. Factors in the Pre-Islamic Armenian Condition
Fourth Seventh Centuries
I. East West Rivalries: Kings, Catholicoi,
Naxarars, Common People
II. The Cultural Policies and the Legacy of
Fundamental Loyalties of the Classical Age
III. Defi nitions of Armenian Orthodoxy and
the Synthesis of Eznik (mid-Fifth Century)
A. The Book of Dissidents or Refutation
of Sects (Ec Aandoc')
B. The Fundamentals of Eznik's Synthesis
IV. Early Armenian Social Religious Dissent
A. The Eustathian Heretics of Sivs Canons of
the Council of Gangra (c.374)
B. The Councils of sahapiwan (447/8) and Dwin
(554/5) Messalians, Nestorians, Paulicians
2. Early Arab Campaigns and the Regulation of
Relations According to the Mednan Legacy
I. Medieval Armnyah between Byzantium
and the Islamic World The Early Period
II. A Brief Survey of Sources Arab and Armenian
III. Early Arab Campaigns: Armnyah between
Arabs and Byzantines
IV. Regulation of Islamic Armenian Relations
A. The Treaty of Mu'wiyah (652)
B. The Treaty of Habb Ibn Maslamah (654)
V. The Mednan Legacy as Paradigm for
Islamic Armenian Treatises
A. The 652 Treaty as a Link in the Tradition of
Mednan Oath
B. The Alleged "Prophet's Oath to the Armenians,"
and the Jerusalem Connection
3. The Umayyad Period and the Reconfirmation of Oaths
I. The Early Decades
II. Change of Status in 692 693/73H
III. Muhammad Ibn Marwn, the Rebellion of 703
and the Reconfi rmation Th e "Little Man sr"
IV. Continuation of the Legacy: Th e "Covenant"
of Caliph'Umar II to Catholicos jnec'i
V. The Later Umayyad Period in Armenia: Dissidence
and Heterodoxy as Paradigms of Interaction
4 The Armenians in the'Abbsid World Th e Paradigms
of Borderlands and Dissidence
I. The'Abbsids and the Persian Islamic Legacies
II. The'Abbsid Project of Borderlands
III. Armenia under the'Abbsids to the Year 862/248H
IV. The Arab Tribal Emirates in Armenia
V. Dissident Versus Orthodox Politics Paulicians,
Babakians, and T'ondrakians
A. Social Unrest in Apahunik' and Siwnik' in the
Ninth Tenth Centuries
B. Paulicians, T'ondrakians, and Babakians
Paradigm of Near Eastern Dissidence
VI. Paradigms of Syncretism and the Borderlands:
The Paulician Muslim Alliance Digenis Akritis
as History
A. The Paulicians and the Muslim Alliance
B. Digenis Akritis: Epic and History
C. Digenis Akritis: Summary and Highlights of
the Grottoferrata and Escorial Versions
5 Armenian Dynastic Principalities or the
"Age of Kingdoms"
I. The Bagratunis and Arcrunis
II. The Tenth Century: Prosperity and Turmoil
III. The Hamdnids in Armenia and North Shm
IV. The "Crusade" of Tzimiskes and Armenian
V. Basil II the "Bulgar-Slayer" (976 1025) and
the Armenians Th e Watershed
VI. The Last Armenian "Kingdoms"
VII. Reformist-T'ondrakian Episodes 1000 1054/5
Summary: The Arguments in Volume One

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